- All Arvados core components are free software.
- Any application can run on Arvados, including non-free tools that are only available as binaries. Use wrapper scripts around vendor-provided source and binary distributions, rather than maintaining derivative works.
- Use web technologies to tie components together, so programs can access Arvados regardless of programming language or framework.
- Use the best tool, programming language, or framework for each component, instead of standardizing on a single platform for the sake of conformity.
- Where possible, use established, widely understood components such as SSH, Git, Rails, and WebSockets rather than hand rolling custom components.
- Use technologies such as virtualization and Linux containers to increase portability and flexibility of deployment.
Updated by Peter Amstutz about 7 years ago · 7 revisions